Church of England Diocese of Derby Wirksworth With Alderwasley

St Mary's crowd fund campaign goes live

19 Aug 2020, 7 a.m.
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As repairs to the nave roof are completed, we are grateful to reach this major milestone in preserving our beloved church. <span style="font-size: 1rem;">The project has been made possible by National Lottery players through the National Lottery Heritage Fund, who awarded the church a grant of £120,000.</span>

‘Unfortunately, there’s a short fall in match funding, as other grant sources were diverted to emergency funding to help in the Covid Crisis continues David. ‘We’ve launched a crowd funding campaign to make up the difference- and tackle other parts of the roof that will ensure the church is there for future generations to enjoy.’

Historic England put St Mary’s on its ‘Heritage at Risk’ register last autumn. The list identifies grade 1 buildings in poor condition, that if allowed to deteriorate may be lost altogether. The nave roof was just one of the reasons the church was deemed ‘at risk’. The team is dedicated to ensuring they can do the remaining essential repair works for to make the building water tight

<span style="font-size: 1rem;">You can donate to St Mary's repairs on the Just Giving website:</span>

<span style="font-size: 1rem;">https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/stmaryschurch-wirksworth</span>